ASIPV003 / Arovane & Hior Chronik - In-between
In 2004, Arovane said “Goodbye Forever” with a heartfelt departure on Lilies - his final album on the renowned City Centre Offices label and his most defining piece to date. In 2013, Arovane made a surprising return with his notorious IDM style for the n5MD label, but we were left asking when, or if, Uwe would ever return to his ethereal and orchestral productions.
In-between sees Arovane team-up with Greece’s Hior Chronik, known for various productions with Singapore’s Kitchen Label (home to Haruka Nakamura and Aspidistrafly). Hior's debut album, Taking The Veil, released earlier this year on Kitchen, played host to some of the best instrumental partnerships we could've wished for, including Field Rotation and Halo.
Alongside Uwe, Hior brings a modern-classical, delicate prowess to Arovane’s detailed, electronic, analog power - a beautiful and ethereal combination.
Pianos, field-recordings and strings amongst modular synthesizers create a shimmering canvas of ambient music, touching the heart, and transporting you to the musical equilibrium that exists between these two good friends. Crafted in Berlin, through multiple improvised studio sessions, In-between started as an experiment and finished as a harmonious journey between places and producers alike.
In-between marks A Strangely Isolated Place's first dedicated artist album following the release of two sold-out compilations,
Uncharted Places and Europe.
Pressed on Pure White double-vinyl, and packaged in a matte-laminated gatefold sleeve. Includes download code direct from the label.
For more insight behind the album and pictures of the studio session, read our interview with Arovane and Hior.